January 2024 | Annual Strategy Meeting
The HALCO Team once again came together from all corners of Europe for our annual strategy meeting, celebrating our successes and presenting the next steps for the business.
Staff members from Wales, France, Germany and beyond travelled to our Hereford office for a fun-filled afternoon filled with inspiration, celebrations and laughs. This year, we welcomed an esteemed guest speaker to motivate and inspire us, Brendan Hall, a skipper who has raced all over the world.
About Brendan Hall
Brendan skippered a racing yacht in the ultimate long-distance challenge. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – A 40,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe, contested by amateur crews in identical vessels.
Although Brendan was the youngest and least experienced skipper in the race, he and his team won it in convincing fashion. They didn’t win because he was the best sailor or strategist, but because he created a resilient, high-ownership culture, with a compelling vision, strong values and a continuous improvement mindset. Now retired from professional yacht skippering, Brendan is an EMCC Certified Executive Coach Practitioner.
For over an hour, the team were captivated by Brendan's incredible stories from his experiences. Hearing the hardships he and his team faced and how they were overcome was fascinating.
The lessons he learned on board his yacht have been transferred to the HALCO team and we are taking on 2024 truly inspired.
After this, everyone split into 3 teams for a quick game, and with Brendan's teamwork lessons still ringing in our heads, all 3 teams managed to beat the challenge!
A look back at 2023
After Brendan's keynote speech, the team turned their attentions to looking back to 2023 and highlighting successes, new faces, staff milestones and more. There was plenty to be excited about in 2023, with the launch of HALCOshop.com, hitting sales targets, generous charity donations and brand new product lines.
We've been fortunate enough to work with some incredible customers in 2023, here's what they had to say about working with us:
"The team at HALCO provide a first rate service. From our initial enquiry, right through to end use of product. The whole process was seamless & I would gladly recommend HALCO."
"Good support, fast delivery, very good quality products."
What's next for 2024?
2024 promises to be our best year yet! We're committed to learning and continuously improving our processes to maintain our position as Europe's leading hook & loop tape, workroom accessories and machinery supplier.
Our focus on customer service will continue as we strive to give our customers the best possible buying experience. The team will be expanding across Europe, so expect to see a few new friendly faces, and our head office in Hereford is getting a expansion to create more breakout spaces and desk areas. We can't wait to see what 2024 brings and for you to be a part of it with us. If you have any questions or queries, get in touch with our team today.
Check out our strategy meeting gallery below!
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